Rory McIlroy reinforced his image as golf’s new golden boy missing only one fairway then powering his way to a 5-under67 win at the BMW Championship making it his second straight FedEx Cup playoff win. They followed a record win at the PGA Championship, giving him three wins in his last four starts to establish himself as the dominant player in golf. McIlroy became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win in consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour, and with his sixth career tour win, he joined Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win that many at age 23.
Inevitably, McIlroy was asked to compare himself to Tiger Woods. He responded saying, ” I don’t think I’m quite there yet. But I’m getting to that stage where I’m thinking, `This is what I should be doing. I should be lifting a trophy at the end of the week.’ It’s been great. The last four, five weeks have been incredible, some of the best golf that I’ve ever played. I’m going to try and keep the run going for as long as possible.”
These wins make him the No. 1 seed going into the FedEx Cup finale in two weeks at East Lake. McIlroy earned 2,500 points for winning the last two playoff events, each time 1250 more points than the second place finishers, giving him a commanding 3,232 point lead. However, any of the top five seeds can win the Tour Championship and capture the FedEx Cup with its $10 million bonus. The other four seeds are Woods, Nick Watney, Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker. Mathematically, any of the top 30 players who advanced to the Tour Championship have a shot at winning the $10 million prize. This is because this is the Reset Cup, meaning McIlroy now only holds a 250 point lead.
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What do you think, Rockheads? Will Rory McIlroy’s streak continue or do you have another favorite for the cup?